Mid Wales

Pont Melin-Fach waterfall slip man airlifted to safety

Media playback is unsupported on your device
Media captionFootage shows the moment a man was airlifted to safety after a falling from a Powys waterfall

A man has been airlifted to safety on a stretcher after falling from a Powys waterfall and suffering a head injury.

Western Beacons, Central Beacons and Brecon Mountain Recue teams were called to the Nedd Fechan river, below Pont Melin-Fach, near Ystradfellte, at 15:10 BST on Saturday.

The man was airlifted to hospital by a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at St Athan.

Western Beacons Mountain Rescue Team said it needed "outstanding flying".

Image copyright Western Beacons MRT
Image caption Western Beacons, Central Beacons and Brecon Mountain Recue teams winch the man to safety